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Kenya secures $113m to build 1,550km road connecting Burundi

By Christabel Ligami and Adam Ihucha Kenya has secured $113 million from the African Development Bank for the construction of a transit route from the Indian Ocean to Bujumbura in Burundi, heightening competition between the ports of Indian Ocean to Bujumbura Read more ›

Uganda tightens noose on tax defaulters

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has toughened its punitive measures against tax defaulters in a bid to compel them to comply. ChimReports has revealed that URA has imposed travel bans on all persons who stood as guarantors for the companies guilty Read more ›

Regional Bar Association accuses Burundi of violating East African Community Treaty

The East African Law Society (EALS) has accused the government of Burundi of breaching Articles 6(a) and 7(2) of the East African Community’s founding treaty, which demands adherence to the rule of law and democracy. The association has reportedly therefore Read more ›

Uganda joins Regional Electronic Payment Solution Platform

Uganda has officially launched the Common Market for East and Central Africa’s (COMESA) Regional Payment and Settlement System (REPSS). The electronic payment solution, which facilitates quick and safe transfer of funds from one COMESA member country to another through their Read more ›

Uganda to hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Japanese-funded Bridge

Japan has agreed to fund a new dual-carriage bridge in Uganda, which will provide a faster and safer means of crossing the Nile. According to reports, Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, will preside over the ground-breaking ceremony in the presence of Read more ›

Tanzania Complains of Being Sidelined in East African Bloc

Previously a model of regional integration, the EAC is seemingly demonstrating indications of cracking under the pressure of competing agendas. Apparently too cautious and slow for the rest, Tanzania is slowly being bullied out of crucial decisions and possibly out Read more ›

Odinga Warns EAC Against Isolating Tanzania and Burundi

Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has cautioned leaders of the East African Community against isolating Burundi and Tanzania. This comes after representatives from Burundi and Tanzania have been notably absent from two landmark ceremonies for the EAC—the signing of Read more ›